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Flu Jabs

We are now running Saturday morning flu clinics for Patient in at Risk groups and those who are over 65:

Saturday 20th October (Wadhurst)Saturday 27th October (Ticehurst)Saturday 17th November (Wadhurst)Saturday 24th November (Wadhurst)

Dr Alison Shaw & Dr Claire Tickner

We are pleased to announce that Dr Alison Shaw & Dr Claire Tickner will be joining our team on Tuesday 3rd July as Salaried GPs.

Online Service for Repeat Prescriptions

The service has moved to Patient Access via EMIS WEB for repeat prescribing. See Further Information Tab for more information about this service and other online services.

Patient Notice

Please avoid using the NHS111 out of hours service for repeat prescriptions.

Repeat Prescription Forms

Please leave completed forms in the black box in the surgery lobby. It will take 48 hours to allow us to process repeat prescriptions.

Travel Clinic

Unfortunately we are only able to offer a limited travel vaccine service at the surgery. This is only for those vaccines available through the NHS.  There are local travel clinics available who will be able to advise and help you with all your requirements for your travel abroad.

Electronic Prescription Service

A new way to get your medicines and appliances

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.

What does this mean for you?

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

 don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.

 collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.

It may not be if you:

 don’t get prescriptions very often.

 pick up your medicines from different places.

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose:

 a pharmacy.

 a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).

 your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible).

Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

If you are unhappy with your experience of nomination

You can complain to the pharmacy, dispensing appliance contractor (DAC) or GP practice. You can also complain to NHS England or their local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) if your complaint cannot be resolved www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/complaint/

For more information visit

www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients, your pharmacy or GP practice. (Dec 2014)

EPS Prescription form

 

 



 
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